If you haven’t heard about the 25 year old [African American] man who was shot down while he was jogging in a Georgia neighborhood. . .you will! His story is making its way around the internet. . .and around the world! Celebrities have even started to shed light on the story.
The story is that 2 white men [allegedly a father and son] drove up on Ahmaud during his jog. . .with their reason to believe he fit the description of a burglar suspect. With Arbery fighting for his life. . .he was shot and killed. How do we know this much? Well there is now video of the horrific scene that has permeated social media with people demanding answers and an out pour of support to his loved ones.
See how others have reacted to his story:
Modern Day Lynching: The World Reacts To Brutal Video Of Ahmaud Arbery Being Hunted & Gunned Down
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This #ahmaudarbery case is the kind that keeps black parents like me up at night. He was 25 and jogging. My son is 26 and likes to run. They don’t have to be doing anything wrong, and in a split second DEAD because rampant anti-blackness marks their masculinity as menace.— Charles M. Blow (@CharlesMBlow) May 5, 2020
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Let’s be clear: the Georgia prosecutor in the #AhmaudArbery case is no hero. He has sat on this video for a month. He is ONLY sending this to a grand jury because the video was leaked. #RolandMartinUnfiltered— rolandsmartin (@rolandsmartin) May 5, 2020
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#AhmaudArbery was killed Two. Months. Ago. The only reason this case is being seen by fresh eyes is because of outcry & video.— brittany packnett cunningham will brb. (@MsPackyetti) May 5, 2020
NEVER tell us to wait ever again. It almost always means never.
"How much time do you want for your progress?" Baldwinpic.twitter.com/T36bqnUgMz
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[VIOLENCE WARNING]— Be A King (@BerniceKing) May 5, 2020
Are these two men “good people” too, @realDonaldTrump? I call on you and @GovKemp to condemn the actions of these two white men as terrorism, hatred, inhumanity, insanity, immorality and evil. Unconscionable. #AhmaudArbery pic.twitter.com/XoYmrlr6sR
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Georgia, if you can crowd the parks and malls for sunshine and sneakers, you can show up for #ahmaudArbery. Space yourselves out and wear your masks, but let the world know that you will not accept this in your state!— Charles M. Blow (@CharlesMBlow) May 5, 2020
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I've been speechless all day about the lynching of #AhmaudArbery.— Ibram X. Kendi (@DrIbram) May 6, 2020
Sometimes words can't paint the picture of thoughts, of feelings, of rage, of reckoning again with one's existence as a Black American--an existence of always being one step away from racist terror, from death.
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The shooting of #AhmaudArbery, an unarmed Black man jogging in a Georgia neighborhood, happened TWO MONTHS AGO. Law enforcement said the attackers, who claimed Arbery was a burglar, were legally open carrying and within their rights to pursue him. https://t.co/OLzTBXUTYZ— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) May 5, 2020
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I saw the Ahmaud Arbery video hours ago on @AttorneyCrump’s timeline and was sickened, disgusted and horrified. An unarmed black man being executed for doing nothing but existing is sadly called Tuesday in this country.— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) May 5, 2020
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Please Share Ahmaud Arbery was an innocent 25 year old black man that was murdered by two white men😔 He jogged in the area every single day and ppl would call the police on him and say he was a burglar. That's not even the worst part the murder was recorded😡😡 #BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/JNYzlm7gd4— imtherealgeek (@JhadiyahG) May 5, 2020
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I haven’t watched the video of #AhmaudArbery because I know it’s painful. @GovKemp these two are murderers. No self-defense, just full blown murderers. You might want to wake up. #JusticeForAhmaud pic.twitter.com/WJytt1QSuy— ☆DeeJay_89✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿☆ (@est_dee1989) May 6, 2020
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The video is clear: Ahmaud Arbery was killed in cold blood. My heart goes out to his family, who deserve justice and deserve it now. It is time for a swift, full, and transparent investigation into his murder. https://t.co/alvY5WjdHx— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) May 6, 2020
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Not long ago I mentioned to a group of white people that I never run at night because of the dangers of being a large black man running in the dark. I instantly knew they thought I was being extra. Turns out I was being understated. Ahmaud Arbery was running in the daytime.— jelani cobb (@jelani9) May 6, 2020
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👇🏾— Jeffrey Wright (@jfreewright) May 6, 2020
"Durden is the 3rd prosecutor..assigned to the case after..2 recused themselves because of professional ties to..McMichael (who) recently retired..as an investigator in the Brunswick DA's office. He..worked for 7yrs as an officer in the Glynn Co PD." https://t.co/VSuB0Qw2WV
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No charges have been filed against former Brunswick, Georgia police officer Gregory McMichael and his son Travis McMichael for the cold-blooded murder of 25-year-old jogger Ahmaud Arbery.— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) May 6, 2020
The video is too disturbing to share. This was a lynching.https://t.co/qFCbCJiVr6
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A lot of y'all young black folks act like voting doesn't matter.— chris evans (@notcapnamerica) May 6, 2020
Pay attention to your local sheriffs and prosecutors because any of us could easily be Ahmaud Arbery.
Who do you want sitting behind that District Attorney desk when the local racists come for you?